Megan Rees is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician with an interest in pulmonary infections.
She completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne.
After internship she moved to London, England to undertake general physician training at the Royal Free Hospital where she obtained her MRCP. Whilst in the UK she pursued her interest in infectious diseases completing a DTMH from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She returned to Australia in 2003 to compete her FRACP qualifications specialising in Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Disorders with training at the Royal Melbourne, Alfred and Western Hospitals.
To further her interest in tuberculosis Megan completed a PhD in microbiology and biochemistry at Monash University. Her project used a proteomic approach to identify and characterise proteins expressed on the surface of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related bacteria, and won the 2015 CSL prize for best thesis submitted in the Microbiology Department. In 2014 she was the recipient of a VESKI fellowship and undertook a post-doctoral research project at McGill University in Canada investigating protein expression in tuberculosis.
Megan has clinical appointments at both Melbourne Health and Western Health and is a Tutor for medical students at the University of Melbourne.
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Equality for women in respiratory and sleep medicine in the Asia-Pacific region: Opportuni..
Equal or not? Women hold less prestigious roles at respiratory medicine conferences than m..
Identifying gaps in care: review of bronchiectasis care in a general respiratory unit
Use of tuberculin skin test, chest radiograph and interferon-gamma release assay to select..
Displaying the 19 most recent scholarly works by Megan Rees.
Investigation and diagnostic imaging of suspected pulmonary embolism during pregnancy and the puerperium: A review of the literature
Jodie Tester, Gary Hammerschlag, Louis Irving, Diane Pascoe, Megan Rees
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of maternal mortality with women at increased risk of PE during pregnancy and the early..
Use of tuberculin skin test, chest radiograph and interferon-gamma release assay to select migrants for treatment of latent tuberculosis
Michael G Flynn, Megan A Rees, Ayesha Saqib
Journal article | 2018 | Communicable diseases intelligence (2018)
Australian guidelines recommend the tuberculin skin test (TST) as the preferred test for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) with..
Proteomic Characterization of a Natural Host Pathogen Interaction: Repertoire of in Vivo Expressed Bacterial and Host Surface-Associated Proteins
Megan A Rees, Oded Kleifeld, Paul K Crellin, Bosco Ho, Timothy P Stinear, A Ian Smith, Ross L Coppel
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Proteome Research
Towards an epidemiologic definition of renal disease: Rates and associations of albuminuria in a high-risk Australian Aboriginal community
Wendy E HOY, John D MATHEWS, Zhiqiang WANG, David A McCredie, Beverly G HAYHURST, David J PUGSLEY, Robert J NORMAN, Robert McFarlane, Megan REES, Emma KILE, Kate WALKER
Journal article | 1998 | Nephrology
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
CSL Prize for best PhD Thesis 2015
Robert and Elizabeth Albert Travel Grant
Post Graduate Medical SCholarship
FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
MRCP - Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Australasian Tuberculosis Forum
Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy
Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College of London
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
University of Melbourne